Both have advantages and disadvantages.
I think the choice comes down to what you want to achieve and your type of client.
Automation is not dead, its just harder and a bit more technical. You’d most likely need to invest a bit and spend a lot of time doing your own tests.
Manual at the moment is tedious, you need systems in place to track and takes time. It’s also difficult to scale if you work alone.
Best of luck on your journey.
If you can get a decent setup and get it working properly without blocks, automation hands down. If your struggling why not go manual whilst your figuring settings out etc?
I think I’m going to keep plugging away at automation and try to master it. I have a lot going on in my life so finding time to do it manually and do all the learning as well. Maybe I’m just too optimistic.
thats what i did 3 years ago… i tried doing it manually for months, then found and learned automation, never went back. Its so much info but you’ll get it just read it night and day. Also you’ll appreciate automation once you’ve tried to do it manually, never ever going back to that hahaha
i will suggest you to do manual work instead of automation, there are ton of problems going on with automation, instagram is striking hard against bots, and fixing daily blocks with temporary solution is a big headache, i will suggest you to do instagram manual growth we are doing instagram manual growth from long time and results are great
You new guys truly blow my mind sometimes.
Hey everyone, Any advice would be absolutely appreciated. I am looking to create 100+ instagram accounts to work manually with at home with my full time job. as I work from home and this would help kill time. My buddy is a musician, looking to mass create smaller fan accounts for him to direct to his main acc, more mass views, more exposure, more sales, support etc he signs a record deal and we out of here lol. good looking dude, good music in the works, shouldnt be hard to get a following. hes …
This is my first. But I’ve been lurking on here for a long time and bla bla all the cliché but I’m happy that I’m here with you guys!
But I wish I was here since 2014 cause you know… oh well LOL. Lately I really am wishing to time travel to 2013-2014. Because I really am helpless about Instagram… I’ll try to keep it short as much as possible. I have a few questions;
I’ve been doing good old manual f/unf on my old main account. I used chrome extension based automation …
So the blocks have yet to hit follows and unfollows on the IG app on mobile. I have resorted to testing manual follows for a small number of customers to see if this is a possible scalable solution for the rest.
Question I have, How do I keep track of who I have previously followed without so the clients accounts don’t try to follow again and possible raise a spam issue ?
Jarvee looked after this in the past but I am not using automation until we get a fix.
Hello, so I’ve been doing manual actions on my account as well as my clients accounts, all is working just fine so far. My only issue I am having is finding an effective way to monitor and track who I have followed and who has followed me back
I don’t want to follow someone and then unfollow them and then later on, follow them again not knowing I have already followed them in the past.
when I am following a user and they have followed me back, I don’t want to unfollow them straight away, I…
Hello guys. It’s pleasure to join the community.
The question: Is it safe to do manual social actions when tool is running? For example follow/unfollow people, respond to comments, like photos.
I use MP from my computer and would do manual actions also from the same computer. But plan to move MP to VPS and do manual social actions from my own computer.
My question is doing it this way, how do you solve the problem of NOT unfollowing users that the clients want to keep?
With MP was easy by using whitelist. Thanks
Does anyone had the follow block issue doing manual actions ?
I noticed that when I do it manually, the follow button doesnt work. But when botting, it open a dialog box!
Can someone enlight me more about it ?
so since I hear and see everyone is having success and unsuccess trying different limits, tell us whats working and not working for you … what would you say the limits are for doing it manually on an iphone per hour if I wanted to do it for 10 hours a day 8am-6pm?? likes, follows, unfolows, dm, replies to stories, tag some random person in photo, etc?
Yesterday I have tested IG manually for finding patterns and humanize my bots.
I have commented manually on Firefox from my computer, after each 10 comment IG didnt let me to comment. So I made followings actions - Explore, Story view and like some posts from my feed, then comment function worked again.
Lately I have tested a Russian bot which already embedded this Human like functions to the bots. The Logic in This bots is - you comment , follow, like and you specify to bot to explore …
Good evening to all.
I have been reading posts on this forum for days, and I would like to group all your opinions, your results, your findings and in general the way in which you are moving about the choice between API vs embed browser vs manual action.
I have read many, often conflicting opinions.
I decided to create this topic as all the others are outdated, and the current situation in the automation world is very different from three months ago.
For those who don’t know what we’re talki…
theres just a couple things I want to ask you and I want to get an honest opinion on this
basically I am still new to this stuff and I was in the process of using jarvee but I heard of all the blocks and bans so I want to use my phone and do it manually and I have 5 accounts on my phone and was wondering if I used a different proxy for each one and used it only on mobile would that work out fine or would it mess up my engagement even tho I am using a proxy on mobile only(it would be the same si…
So I’m a beginner I still not using jarvee, and I’m wondering if growing one account manually is a good idea to learn? I’m growing a steady 80-100 followers and in liking everything so far.
I’ve been reading this forum and I figure that people try to automate tasks to look as much human as possible to not get banned by IG. But all the advices/answers are exactly the opposite of human
For example I noticed that all human IG users do the same:
Log in to their accounts whenever they want - once up to few times a day.
Do all the actions faster than machines, as much as they want and as fast as they can:
Switch to next acco…
In general, you will have an easier time growing accounts manually. With all the blocks going on, most people including me experience less problems doing manual follows. But it is simply not scalable especially because you have to keep track of all the accounts you have already followed and still need to unfollow.
Do this for 1 account, ok it’s possible. But multiple accounts? Will be ineffective.
What are your goals? Automating just one account? automating client accounts? Running an army of your own accounts?
If you want to start growing your accounts I would go for manual, there you will understand your needs for automation, we have all different needs based on our goals.
I have about 300 accs and I just can not even imagine how can I handle them all doing manual F/U or whatever else… Even without monitoring, recording and filtering…
In case you think about doing it with 1-5 (or maybe even 10) accs - it is possible and as I understand it will be a bit easier as you won’t fight with ig every freaking minute.
Also, I’m agree to comrads above, who said that it is not the best time to start doing things with IG. Extremely difficult.
we are handling 100 of accounts manually we use jarvee to filter and scrape users and then we follow them manually and you can order following in Instagram app which helps with unfollowing latest followed account we are also not unfollowing accounts from white list and we are doing it from more than a month now with total success so i think that is possible
You know… Sometimes I just don’t believe my eyes that I really read it…
I can not even imagine doing all that. You are strong people there
And what do you mean manually? From the phones?
How many phones do you need to handle 100 accs?
i think 50-100 phones , im not doing manual actions on all accounts myself lol we got agents working with us , each agent working remotely handling max 1-2 accounts
Ah… Okay then… Sounds much better and at least realistic
Now I feel better. Lol Was worried about you
thanks for worrying about me mate
Nice one. Thats exactly what I am doing just on a smaller scale (received blocks after taking them out of Jarvee but they are slowly passing now and new clients are working fine on manual)
Why is it only 1-2 accounts per phone? Have you tried more or you’d rather not risk it?
I think we are a long way from having zero
you can handle 4-5 accounts per phone if you want there is no risk there we have tried it
How many follow a day manually ?